Materials Student Club

The "Materials Student Club" has its own website and is also known as the "Materials Engineering Society."


Bladesmithing Club

The Bladesmithing Club at NMT promotes the art of hand forging steel knife blades.  Their blades have been entered into two TMS Bladesmithing competitions.  Their 5-minute videos are linked below: 

TMS Bladesmithing Competition, 2019 (4:52) - "Second Heat"

Team members were Joshua Strother, Matthew Dougherty, Ryan Mier, John "Mac" O'Connell, Ian Shortt, and Brennan Stubbs.

TMS Bladesmithing Competition, 2017 (4:52) - "Last Heat."

Team members were Albert Ostlind, Matthew Dougherty, Sawyer Gill, Ryan Morelli, John "Mac" O'Connell, Zack Olson, and Joshua Strother. 


How to Use the Equipment in the Materials Dept. 

Below are short training videos on how to use some of the various laboratory equipment found within the department :

How to Use the Buehler Simplimet 2 Mounting Press (5:41) https://youtu.be/6Zv2Tpm3ohs

How to Grind and Polish a Metallographic Sample (4:52) https://youtu.be/nwN6OYUSqRg

How to Acid Etch a Metallographic Sample (2:45) https://youtu.be/1T7PwceA79M

How to Level a Metallographic Sample using Modelling Clay (1:36) https://youtu.be/t1flqUYEOdU

How to use the LECO M-400 Vickers Microhardness Tester (5:47) https://youtu.be/1ZYbsTPlk2o

How to use the Nikon Eclipse L150 Optical Microscope (2:57) 

How to use the Unitron Versamet-2 Optical Microscope (3:41) 

How to use the PixeLINK Capture Software (3:38) 

How to use the Macromet Rockwell Hardness Tester (3:02) https://youtu.be/971v5H1vSQw


Student Videos

"Electromagnetic Forming" Video from the 2011 Design Team with Peter Dickens, Richard Pavlik, Kat Mireles, and Lainy Schade: "EM Forming"

Laser Cutting Wood Video (2015), "Laser Cutting"